Health Infrastructure

The ageing of the population presents considerable challenges to governments and the private sector to provide innovative and efficient ways to deliver the essential health and ageing facilites the communitry needs.

Our infrastructure team has a long track-record of advising on the planning, procurement and delivery of health and ageing infrastructure projects. Our extensive experience includes structuring private finance arrangements, having successfully delivered to financial close more health PPPs for government than any other legal adviser in Australia. PPPs in health and medical projects present a unique set of challenges, particularly when services are to be delivered by health and medical organisations on a multi-agency basis.

Our strength is our ability to tailor a cross-disciplinary team for the lifecycle of the infrastructure project and seamlessly integrate our specialists from areas such as real estate, planning, environment, construction, tax, finance, competition and regulatory, insurance and dispute resolution to manage risk and achieve the best commercial outcome.

Orange Hospital PPP Project

Acted for the Carewest consortium (Westpac/Abigroup/Honeywell/Medirest) on its bid for the Orange Hospital PPP project. We advised on all aspects of the consortium's bid to NSW Health on this project to finance, design, construct and facilities manage a new hospital in Orange, NSW.

Northern Beaches Hospital PPP Project

Advised New South Wales Health Infrastructure on the design, construction and build of the Northern Beaches Hospital PPP Project using a clinical services outsourcing model, including procurement and financing structures, managing diverse stakeholder interests and NSW Government and NSW Health policy issues. The finalised RFT structure and documentation was endorsed by the NSW Government as a preferred core procurement methodology for hospitals in the State going forward.

Monash Children's Hospital

Advising the Department of Health on the procurement of the new Monash Children's Hospital, a crucial social infrastructure project for the South-Eastern metropolitan region. This project will be delivered under a Managing Contractor model, and follows on from our successful role in advising the government on a similar procurement process for the redevelopment of the Box Hill Hospital.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project

Advising the Victorian Department of Human Services on the delivery of the A$1billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project. This world-class cancer centre will be built in Parkville to drive the next generation of progress in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. It will be one of the only hospitals in the world where the primary cancer research entities will be collocated with patients to facilitate the shortest time for treatment to move from research to bedside.